The forecast says blizzard
The forecast says earthquake
The forecast says mountains block the path
The forecast says floods
And yet the blizzard wears a nice hat
And yet the earthquake has ample savings
And yet the mountains enter long cars
And yet the floods have the police at their disposal
*It's somewhat curious that the architects of the s.c project for a new American century were very well versed in Lenin -- as if knowing or even appreciating the great masters of Marxism didn't give a direct (i.e. necessary) relation to a Stalinist programme.
Brecht would himself know intimately what it was like being persecuted by a party line. Before the failed putsch in Munich his name had been put on a list of people scheduled for incarceration. As you may know he famously fled Germany in the 1930s, lived in Denmark for a number of years, before taking refuge in the US, where he was marshalled before the Committee of Un-American activities during the McCarthy-regime.